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“Paedagogium in Nazareth. 4. February 1792”
June 12, 2019
William Currie, An Historical
Account of the Climates and
Diseases of the United States
of America
(Rare Book
RA804 .C8)

In early 1792, Thomas Dobson, a prominent Philadelphia printer in the middle of printing the first American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, took a much smaller commission: William Currie’s An Historical Account of the Climates and Diseases of the United States of America.[1] A member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Currie reasoned that doctors could not treat illnesses the same way...

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Sep 2018

  • USS Chaumont
    September 19, 2018
    Cruising for pleasure in 1926 was not quite the same as a cruise ship vacation ride today.
  • September 4, 2018
    TDM helps us discover, through the analysis of complex data sets, new information in the form of trends, patterns, and relationships. 

Aug 2018

Jul 2018

Jun 2018

  • June 28, 2018
    ​There is no doubt that the Williamsburg area is steeped in history. From the first permanent British settlement in the U.S. at Jamestown to the battlefield at Yorktown, and of course Colonial Williamsburg right next to the William & Mary campus, the area it is truly America’s Historic Triangle.  
  • June 20, 2018
    When people meet me, they often ask what I do, and when I give them my title, Digital Scholarship Librarian, they are just as unclear on my job duties as before they asked. Then, I flesh out the role a bit more. Essentially, I work to promote and support scholarship which goes on around campus.
  • June 13, 2018
    Many students are intimidated by making a research appointment because they don't know what will or can happen. I'm here to dispel the myths and rumors around the conundrum that is the Research Appointment. This blog post will be the first in a series about how we conduct our Research Appointments.

May 2018

  • May 31, 2018
    Last week, I had the opportunity to meet HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and show him some of the rich materials held in Special Collections.  I wanted to make sure to highlight the dog book collection, and I came across titles related to HRH's grandfather, King George V, as well as his first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II.  Of the ones I chose to display, the following titles are my favorites.
  • May 24, 2018
    Recently I had the opportunity to attend a conference at Radford University called The Innovative Library Classroom, or TILC. Radford University which is in, yep, you guessed it, Radford, Virginia, is about 270 miles from Williamsburg; therefore, road trip! The route from Williamsburg went along Interstate 64 and then south on Interstate 81.